Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Point Molate Artist Talk and butohBuddies Performance

Point Molate Artist Talk and butohBuddies Performance

Saturday, February 24, 1pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


The butohBuddies performance group (Ruth Ichinaga, Kiyono Kishi, Lipton Mah, Nina Moore, and Irene Wibawa) presents a dance inspired by Point Molate. 

Following the performance, curator Jenny E. Balisle will facilitate a conversation with the artists of the exhibition Point Molate.

Top image: Irene Wibawa, The Residents (detail), 2023

XOXO Paint & Sip

XOXO Paint & Sip

Bring Your Boo!

Saturday, February 10, 5pm-8pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


Paint and sip with us to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Elishes Cavness will guide you through the steps to create your own masterpiece. No experience necessary.

All materials and light refreshments provided by Richmond Art Center.

Registration includes a +1 for your loved one!

AOTAD Featured Speakers: Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield

Art of the African Diaspora Featured Speakers: Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield

Saturday, February 10, 12pm-1:30pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


A special conversation with artists Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield. Facilitated by Flo Wiley.

This event is presented as part of Art of the African Diaspora 2024.

Richard Mayhew (born April 3, 1924) is an Afro-Native American landscape painter, illustrator, and arts educator. His abstract, brightly colored landscapes are informed by his experiences as an African American/Native American and his interest in Jazz and the performing arts. Mayhew was a member of Spiral, a black painters’ group in the 1960s in New York that included Romare Bearden, Charles Alston and Hale Woodruff as members. From 1963 to 1977, Mayhew taught at many schools, including the Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, Smith College, Hunter College, San Jose State University, and Sonoma State University. From 1977 to 1991, Mayhew was a professor in the visual arts at the Pennsylvania State University. After retiring from Pennsylvania State University, Mayhew returned to Santa Cruz, California.

Foad Satterfield began his professional career as an artist began in 1973. Since 2018, Satterfield has held the title Professor Emeritus, Dominican University of California after teaching there for 38 years. He is a founding member of the 45th Street Co-Operative (1974-Present). Satterfield has shown his work widely as a solo artist and as a participant in group exhibitions including: Things Known (solo exhibition), Saint Mary’s Museum of Art, Moraga, in 2019; Space Before Us, Unrestrained (solo exhibition), Malin Gallery, New York City; and Elemental Variations, Malin Gallery, Aspen, in 2023-2024. Currently, Satterfield has a solo exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica from January 19 through February 11, 2024. To close the exhibition Satterfield will give an Artist Talk at 3pm on February 11. Foad is currently represented by Studio Gallery Burlingame, CA and Maybaum Gallery San Francisco, CA.

Flo Wiley is a 50 year veteran arts administrator in the Bay Area, New York City, and Lagos Nigeria. She is the former Chair of the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, and President of Spirit & Image Entertainment whose Actors Workshop with Flo Wiley starts February 4 at CoBiz.

Holiday Arts Festival

61st Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 3, 10am-5pm | Free Admission

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

  • Unique, Handmade Gifts by 50+ Local Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Epic Ceramics Studio Sale
  • Free Art Activities
  • Community Partner Pop-Ups
  • Caricatures by artist Eli Africa
  • DIY Giftwrap with Julia LaChica
  • Raffle
  • Food and Drinks

The Holiday Arts Festival features a marketplace of 50+ Bay Area makers selling unique designs, artisanal products, and handmade merchandise. Shop locally-made holiday gifts while supporting independent artists and small businesses!

Visitors can also experience the famous Ceramics Studio Sale; the best deal on handmade, beautiful and usable ceramics in the Bay Area.  All items are made by Richmond Art Center’s students, teachers and friends. Proceeds from the Ceramics Sale benefit Richmond Art Center.

Other activities at the festival include live caricatures; free art-making activities; a raffle of donated items from local artists and businesses; and the opportunity to buy artist designed Richmond Art Center merchandise.

Participating Vendors: Adrianna Gluck, Art of the African Diaspora, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Atomic K Designs, Bea Hartman Ceramics, Bird vs. Bird Designs, Brick Factory Designs, CeramicsByRegina, Chris Granillo Art, CMC Designs, EGChu Handcrafted, EliCreates, Elishes Cavness III, Eyes For Trees, Girls Curls Jewelry, Hats and Spats & Tinybully Knits, HK Ceramics, HollyPapercuts, Illustrations by SENDY, Irene McGuire Crafts, Iris Chiu Art, JenniferLindermanArt, Jenny Windler Jewelry, Kristi & Keena are Friends, Langfordcraft, Larry Craighill Ceramics, Lauren Ari, Leticia Javier, Liberación Gráfica, LSK Designs, Marisa Burman, MegParkesFinds, Menmin Made, Moon & Leaf, More With Less, Morning Cup Designs, Native American Health Center, NIAD Art Center, NIAD Art Center, OntheQ, Pretty Fun Designs, Rebeca’s Art Prints, Richmond Library, RYSE, S for Sparkle, S.Beaubrun, Shrine Jewelry, Skincare by Feleciai, The Latina Center, The Latina Center, The Weekend Store, The Xocolate Bar, Untitled Cloth, LLC, Valerie Brown-Troutt, Visual Artists of Richmond, Wiggle & Woof, YKS Ceramics



Richmond Art Center is pleased to serve as gateway for local artists to display and sell their works. At the Holiday Arts Festival we’re also highlighting community organizations with vital messages.

Richmond Art Center does not receive any portion of the proceeds from sales – either in-person at the Festival or online via linked artist or organization websites – and the terms of all sales are set by the participants.

CLICK HERE for information if you are a vendor at the Holiday Arts Festival.

Nahui Ollin: Closing Reception

Nahui Ollin: Closing Reception

Saturday, November 4, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


Join artist Andrés Cisneros-Galindo for the closing reception of his exhibition, Nahui Ollin.

This event is free, open to all, and no rsvp is required.

Fall Family Day


Fall Family Day

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Saturday, October 7, 12pm-3pm  | FREE

Richmond Art Center (courtyard), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

We’re coming together on Saturday, October 7, 12pm-3pm, to lift up and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day through art making.

Fall Family Day will feature a community mural with Luis Garcia, Powwow reading corner, drop-in art making activities, games, music, and vendors. The free event is open to kids of all ages and their grown-ups. No rsvp is necessary.

Artists and Activities

  • Community Mural by Luis Garcia
  • Powwow Reading Corner with the Native American Health Center
  • Printing with Andrés Cisneros-Galindo
  • Leaf Activity with Tiffany Conway
  • Printing with Alice Rice
  • Anne Wolf and Lisa Levine’s ENOUGH Stitch n’ Bitch and ENOUGH Photo Portrait Sessions
  • DJ Freddie of Hotmixx Entertainment
  • Louie Gong Coloring Pages
  • Gallery Search and Find


Día de la Familia de Otoño

Celebra el Día de los Pueblos Indígenas

Sábado 7 de octubre, de 12:00 a 15:00 horas | GRATIS

Richmond Art Center (patio), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Nos reuniremos el sábado 7 de octubre, de 12pm a 3pm, para celebrar el Día de los Pueblos Indígenas a través de la creación artística.

El Día de la Familia de Otoño contará con un mural comunitario con Luis García, un rincón de lectura Powwow, actividades de creación de arte, juegos, música y vendedores ambulantes. El evento gratuito está abierto a niños de todas las edades y sus adultos. No es necesario confirmar su asistencia.

Artistas y actividades

  • Mural comunitario con Luis García
  • Rincón de lectura Powwow con el Centro de salud nativo americano
  • Imprenta con Andrés Cisneros-Galindo
  • Actividad de hojas con Tiffany Conway
  • Imprimiendo con Alice Rice
  • Sesiones de retratos fotográficos YA BASTA de Stitch n’ Bitch y YA BASTA de Anne Wolf y Lisa Levine
  • DJ Freddie de Hotmixx Entertainment
  • Dibujos para colorear con Louie Gong
  • Juego de Busca y Encuentra en las galerías

Art of the African Diaspora Info Session

Art of the African Diaspora Info Session

Saturday, September 30, 11am-12pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


Learn about Art of the African Diaspora in 2024! All artists interested in participating in the event, as well as those who have already registered, are invited.

  • Meet the Steering Committee members who are organizing the event
  • Network with other artists
  • Learn about new opportunities in 2024
  • Share feedback and ideas
  • Read the registration guidelines and come prepared with your questions!

Artists who need assistance with registration are welcome to stay after the event to register in-person.

Greenhouse LIVE: Youth Art Showcase

Greenhouse LIVE: Youth Art Showcase


Friday, September 22, 5pm-8pm

Art Reception: 5pm-6pm

Performances/Open Mic: 6pm-8pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


An environmental justice art activation featuring local youth talent!

Greenhouse Live is a youth talent showcase and open mic event that calls for justice in response to the environmental crisis. 

Featured performers are spoken word artists Anizha aka Spoken Soul, Damien Rozell Pope Jr, and Tajanique Bell. Singer Lai’john Hawkins will perform, and visual artist Belle Garcia will present work.

With special guest poet, actor, and community activist Donté Clark!

This event will also celebrate the launch of Richmond Art Center’s new mural, Epic Struggle / Battle Royal.

Greenhouse Live is presented in partnership with Studio 212, a non-profit providing music therapy, health and wellness, financial literacy and mentoring for youth.



To perform in the Open Mic: Sign up on the day of the event at 5pm. The first 5 sign-ups are guaranteed to perform, with additional artists if time allows. Plan to do up to two songs/poems (limit stage time to 5-8 minutes, time permitted).

Ages: 16-24

Questions: Contact Kimberly Ross at 

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